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A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth's but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to send American astronaut Glenn Ross and British scientist John Kane via spaceship to explore the other planet. After a disastrous crash-landing Ross awakes to learn that Kane lies near death and that they apparently have returned to Earth, as evidenced by the presence of the Council director and his staff. Released to the custody of his wife, he soon learns things are not as they seem. Written by
Doug Sederberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Many of the sets, costumes and vehicles (and even some of the cast members) were reused in Gerry Anderson's TV series UFO (1969). See more »
When the astronauts are training for their mission, and have a parachute jump, clearly one of the parachutes doesn't open. See more »
I've been thinking John, about the second astronaut to accompany Ross.
Well Bogemann is the obvious choice, or Mitchell.
If we want just an astronaut, I agree.
It occurs to me, that we need someone more flexible.
Well they're trained to be-
I mean, in terms of knowledge. Someone who could take full advantage of any findings on the new planet, no matter how bizarre or unusual they happen to be.
You mean an astrophysicist. (a beat) Me?
The idea doesn't appeal to you?
You must be joking!
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I had never seen this movie before it aired on a local cable sci-fi network. It reminded me of the Irwin Allen TV series of the late 60's (Time Tunnel etc). Excellent effects (they beat Star Trek 5 done 20 years later, but then that wasn't very hard to accomplish).
I found the script very intriguing and mature for this type of production. They would have needed a few touch ups to tie some loose ends on the characters' level, but for a kid movie its surprisingly interesting (especially the the glimpse at futuristic euro- politics, surprisingly similar to today's European Union!)
The plot is indeed reminiscent of Twilight Zone in general (as other users have pointed), but in this case it's a compliment.
Great sets, by the way!
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